Birth Name: William Frederick Burr
Place of Birth: Canton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: June 10, 1968
Ethnicity: Irish, German, English, Dutch, distant Scottish
Bill Burr is an American stand-up comedian, actor, filmmaker, and podcaster. He co-founded the All Things Comedy network, and has hosted the Monday Morning Podcast. His roles include the shows Breaking Bad, Kroll Show, F Is for Family, The Comedy Store, and Immoral Compass, and the films Date Night, Stand Up Guys, The Heat, Zombeavers, Walk of Shame, Black or White, Daddy’s Home, and its sequel; The Front Runner, The King of Staten Island, The Opening Act, and Dog.
He is the son of Linda, a nurse, and Robert Burr, a dentist. He is married to Nia Hill, with whom he has two children. Nia is African-American.
Bill’s maternal grandfather was Philip/Phillip A. Wigent (the son of Warren Ralph Wigent and Myrtie/Myrta Belle Eisaman). Philip was born in Indiana. Warren was the son of John C. Wigent and Ida May Spore. Myrtie was the daughter of Nicholas/Nicolas R. Eisaman and Delilah Hosack.
Bill’s maternal grandmother was Mary Lucille Taylor (the daughter of John Marshall Taylor and Catherine/Catharine “Katie”/Kate Wolford/Wolfard). Mary was born in Whitley County, Indiana. John was the son of Henry Howard Taylor and Melvina Elizabeth Mossman. Catherine was the daughter of Frederick Wolfard/Wolford, who was born in France, of German descent, and of Catherine/Catharine Gross, whose parents were also German.
Sources: Bill’s family background – http://www.scotsman.com
Genealogy of Bill Burr (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogies of Bill’s maternal great-grandparents, Warren Ralph Wigent and Myrtie/Myrta Belle (Eisaman) Wigent – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Bill’s maternal grandmother, Mary Lucille Taylor – https://freepages.rootsweb.com
Obituary of Bill’s maternal grandmother, Mary Lucille (Taylor) Wigent – https://www.halbritterwickens.com
Genealogies of Bill’s maternal great-grandparents, John Marshall Taylor and Catherine/Catharine “Katie”/Kate (Wolford/Wolfard) Taylor – https://www.findagrave.com
On his maternal side on familysearch, he has a fair bit of German and Irish and some English and Dutch. I didn’t look diligently so they might be more to it.
Is this guy related to Aaron Burr?
Hosack is a Scottish surname. https://www.familysearch.org/en/surname?surname=hosack
Bill’s maternal grandfather was Philip A. Wigent (the son of Warren Ralph Wigent and Myrtie Belle Eisaman). Warren was the son of John C. Wigent and Ida May Spore. Myrtie was the daughter of Nicholas R. Eisaman and Delilah Hosack.
Bill’s maternal grandmother was Mary Lucille Taylor (the daughter of John Marshall Taylor and Catherine “Katie” Wolford). John was the son of Henry Howard Taylor and Melvina Elizabeth Mossman. Catherine was the daughter of Frederick Wolfard, who was born in France, of German descent, and of Catherine Gross, whose parents were German.
Bill is the son of Linda Ann and Robert Edmund Burr.